Video: Rover Flight Director Report
I'm Jake Matijevic from the Mars Exploration Rover project and I'll be giving the
flight director report for today, November 17, 2006. It is sol 1022 at Gusev Crater
where Spirit is located. It has recently completed the large panorama of the area
where it is positioned. That pan, the McMurdo pan was transmitted during the past
several weeks. Today, Spirit will be moving on from it's location here at the winter
haven site in Gusev Basin to a location where an outcrop of rocks will be avialble for
On the other side of the planet, its sol 1001 on Opportunity, which is currently
moving to another location in its campaign of remote imaging of "Victoria Crater".
This pattern of motion around the crater to so called vista locations where
opportunity can take pictures of the crater and parts of the rim area. (This) is all
apart of a campaign which Opportunity will continue for the next several months.
Both vehicles are healthy. It's the late winter going into early spring on Mars and
that's the report from Mars today.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology